Layering Perfection for Boulder Trail Runs: A Review of the Tracksmith Harbor Vest

Tracksmith Harbor Vest

The Tracksmith Harbor Vest is the perfect layering piece for those early morning or evening runs when the temperature drops and you need an extra layer of warmth. In the foothills outside Boulder, Colorado, the mornings can be brisk even as the sun covers the Flatirons. Pulling on the Harbor Vest before heading out to tackle the trails, you instantly feel insulated yet unencumbered. This vest keeps your core toasty with PrimaLoft® Gold synthetic insulation, while still allowing excellent ventilation through a large back vent to prevent overheating.

As I make my way along the winding dirt paths, the light rain that’s moved in does little to chill me thanks to the water-repellent outer shell of the Harbor Vest that sheds moisture. I power up the gradual inclines, relishing how the quilted construction provides structured insulation right where I need it without restricting my mobility. The scoop armholes allow my arms to swing freely in stride, even with the vest layered over my long sleeve base layer.

Tracksmith Harbor Vest

Reaching the vista point at the top, I pause to take in the panoramic views of the iconic Flatiron rock formations. I slip my hands into the zip hand pockets, appreciating their ease of access. As I begin my descent, I find myself unzipping the vest, allowing that fantastic back ventilation to kick in and keep me cool. Even with the temperature fluctuations, I feel comfortable and unburdened throughout my run.

Back in town, I find use for the interior drop-in pockets of the Harbor Vest, perfect for stashing away my keys, cards, or Energy Chews for my next adventure in the foothills. Though insulated, the vest is surprisingly lightweight and unrestricted, moving fluidly with me through every stride.

Tracksmith Harbor Vest

With its warmth where you want it and venting where you need it, the Harbor Vest is ideal for staying comfortable through changing conditions on your run. It embodies Tracksmith’s runner-first design philosophy, providing lightweight insulation and weather protection without compromising on mobility or breathability. For those runners braving the elements in pursuit of miles on the trails, the Harbor Vest is an invaluable companion. When unpredictable mountain weather rolls in, you can trust this technical vest to keep you cozy yet unimpeded in your movements as you conquer the terrain.